Abuja - President of world football –governing body, FIFA,
Sepp Blatter on Wednesday sent a letter of congratulations to the new NFF
President, saying that he (Blatter) is looking forward to meeting with him and
supporting him and his new board towards ensuring stable development of the
beautiful game in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, FIFA has also congratulated NFF General
Secretary, Musa Amadu, on what has been achieved so far, but reiterated that
FIFA will not hesitate to wield the big stick should any of the processes
already gone through be tampered with at any stage or by anyone.
In a letter dated 2nd October, 2014 and signed by FIFA
Secretary General, Jerome Valcke, FIFA acknowledged receipt of correspondence
detailing the events of the 2014 NFF Elective Congress and commended Amadu and
the NFF Executive Committee and Management on what has been done, in line with
the world body’s directives.
“We would like to congratulate the members of the new board
on their election and are confident they are committed to continuing the
development of football in Nigeria. We would also take this opportunity to
praise the NFF and especially you on what has been achieved in recent weeks despite
the various difficulties.
“We now expect the NFF and its new leadership to carry out
its activities without any hindrance in order to avoid having to again refer
the case to the appropriate FIFA bodies for an automatic suspension as stated
in our previous correspondence.“We thank you once again and are looking forward
to continuing to work closely with the NFF for the benefit of the numerous lovers
of Nigerian football.”
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